Basket: There are five different Hebrew words so rendered in the Authorized
1. A basket (Heb. sal, a twig or osier) for holding bread
(Exodus 29:3,23; Leviticus 8:2,26,31; Numbers 6:15,17,19) Sometimes baskets were
made of twigs peeled; their manufacture was a recognized trade
among the Hebrews.
2. That used (Heb. salsilloth') in gathering grapes
3. That in which the first fruits of the harvest were presented,
(Deuteronomy 26:2,4) It was also used for household purposes.
In form it tapered downwards like that called corbis by the
4. A basket (Heb. kelub) having a lid, resembling a bird-cage. It
was made of leaves or rushes. The name is also applied to
5. A basket (Heb. dud) for carrying figs
(Jeremiah 24:2) also clay to the
(Psalms 81:6) and bulky articles
(2 Kings 10:7) This
word is also rendered in the Authorized Version "kettle"
(1 Samuel 2:14) "caldron"
(2 Chronicles 35:13) "seething-pot"
In the New Testament mention is made of the basket (Gr.
kophinos, small "wicker-basket") for the "fragments" in the
(Mark 6:43) and in that recorded
(Gr. spuris, large "rope-basket"); also of the basket in which
(Acts 9:25) Gr. spuris;
(2 Corinthians 11:33) Gr. sargane,
"basket of plaited cords".